August 31, 2014
August 24, 2014
I’ve done a bunch of sequence shots with my hang gilding and paragliding friends. Today I saw the same possibility while getting some surf shots. There’s a spot called China Walls. A shelf along the shoreline of Koko Head where a south swell will run almost perpendicular to the ledge. A surfer gets a nice ride if the wave breaks at the correct angle to the ledge. I got this handheld and at noon. I’m generally pleased but it does lack a sense of depth. I don’t get a sense of the swell as it moved thru the frame propelling the surfer along. Maybe earlier in the day or late afternoon would improve the composition.
August 21, 2014
Here’s a recent image of a vista I see regularly. It’s the landing zone for the hang gliding pilots. I get to see it under many different conditions from early morning to late afternoon. I tend to prefer wide shots. I find they express my impression of a location better. Here, I wanted to capture the expanse of clouds moving over the land and the rain at Waimanalo Beach.
That doesn’t mean I don’t work the area looking for other possibilities.
August 13, 2014
I recently upgraded to the Sony a77 M II camera. I’m still learning it’s different features and how it works with my lenses. This is a cropped down image with the Tamron 18-200. Passing clouds filled the sky and underneath one of them Sea Stallion helicopters were flying out into the bay and back towards the Marine base.
August 8, 2014
It’s Pau Hana Friday due to Hurricane Iselle passing thru the neighborhood. “ No work til Monday!” Fortunately, just some wind and rain on Oahu. Reviewing photos from previous years, I came across this image I had taken of the outrigger canoes just off the beach. This time I saw the shark fin shadow cast by Kamehame Ridge in this afternoon light. I wonder if that caught my eye at the time without actually seeing it.